Category: Advice

All About Available Now

∴ What is our Available Now page? ∴ If you’ve browsed our site before, chances are you’ve seen our “Available Now” page, where we list one-of-a-kind Balefire swords available to buy on a first-come-first-served basis. While we operate almost exclusively as a bespoke artisan… Continue Reading “All About Available Now”

Forging On: How the Waiting List Works

∴ Lessons From Time∴ As we roll into a new year, we can’t help but reflect on the last one – and on how the international ups and downs of Covid and Brexit have affected our business. We have been fortunate as a small… Continue Reading “Forging On: How the Waiting List Works”

So You Want a Custom Sword?

As a swordsmith, I spend a lot of time poring over auction catalogues and museum pieces for inspiration. So much so that I sometimes forget that other people may not have quite so obsessive a grasp of sword form as my profession has provided… Continue Reading “So You Want a Custom Sword?”

Care and Feeding of your Balefire Blade

When I think of epic tales of heroism, it’s not just the heat of the battlefield that gets my heart racing – it’s the aftermath. The crackling of a campfire and the lugubrious hum of a wooden whistle, scarred heroes trading tales over dark… Continue Reading “Care and Feeding of your Balefire Blade”